As requested I’ve put together a post on our favourite healthy living challenge recipes. Some of the recipes we received as part of the challenge but I tweaked them to our taste buds, others are from bloggers that I follow and some are from Lidl and Herfamily, the hosts of the #lidlhealthacks challenge.
Homemade Crunchy Granola
This granola was one of the first recipes we’ve made. It took less than thirty minutes and tasted divine. It makes breakfast a little more exciting and it’s so simple to make. I always add a little Glenisk natural yoghurt and some chopped fruits to ours.
3 cups of rolled oats
2 cups of mixed crushed nuts
1 cup of pumpkin and sesame seeds
1/2 cup of milled chia seeds
3/4 cup of maple syrup
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup of raisins/dried fruit (optional)
Melt coconut oil, add in the maple syrup, then stir in all of the dry ingredients and mix well. Layer the mixture onto greaseproof paper and bake on a medium heat for roughly twenty minutes, turning the granola every five minutes. Store in an airtight container.
Scrambled Egg With Spinach, Kale & Tomatoes
Another one of my favourite recipes and literally takes all of five minutes. Prior to the healthy living challenge, I would have added milk and a dollop of butter to two eggs and popped it into the microwave. I have this recipe every second day without fail. Takes me five minutes and fills me right up and stops me reaching for soggy toast.
Salt and pepper
5 baby tomatoes
Handful of spinach and kale
Mix the two eggs well in a bowl adding a pinch of salt and pepper. Spray your frying pan with a 1 cal spray of your choice and add egg mixture. Using a spatula mix thoroughly and when all the liquid soaks up add your tomatoes and spinach and cook for another couple of minutes and then serve.
Coconut & Sweet Potato Soup
3 large sweet potatoes
A thumb of grated ginger
1 vegetable stock with a litre of water
1 can of coconut milk
Chop all of your vegetables and throw them into a pot or a slow cooker. Add the can of coconut milk, vegetable stock and grated ginger and cover. Add seasoning of your choice and cook for an hour on the stove or 3/4 hours in the slow cooker on high. It serves about six people and is bloody delicious!
Chia Pudding With Mango
Lads this is the ultimate no guilt treat. I’ve had this about three times now and have another in the fridge to have with my lunch and it takes seconds to make.
Grab a glass or bowl and add a couple of heaped tablespoons of natural yoghurt and add a teaspoon of milled chia seeds and stir. Add some sliced mango (or fruit of your choice) and top with some extra natural yoghurt and some cashews. Leave in the fridge for a couple of hours to let the ingredients soak into each other. For dessert, I actually grated some Lidl 74% dark chocolate over the pudding before serving. Yummy!
Other recipes we have added to our healthy living challenge is the easy Slimming world chicken curry and Frilly Flossy’s spice bag, and both of these recipes put a halt to ordering takeaway except on one occasion where I made a shit of the homemade chips and got some from the local Chinese.
Lidl have lots of beautiful recipes on their website including a yummy crunchy chicken goujon recipe that we’ve tried and devoured BUT the kids were starving so I never got a chance to take a picture. I’ve also got my eye on these iced chocolate pots and this homemade 4 ingredient Nutella on herfamily.ie for our homemade treat challenge this week.
See my last post to find out a bit more about the healthy living challenge and how we are getting on as a family!